April Bower | Dusted Dangle: fused dust and tube set pendant in Argentium silver | Friday, January 27, 2023 | 8:30 am until 5:00 pm


Create dusted, tube set pendant with a dangle and integrated bail. Use Argentium Silver, known for its wonderful fusing properties. Learn how to create and successfully fuse the metal dust to create texture and dimension, and learn to tube  set a facetted stone, and make a hidden dangle in a unique pendant.

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Instructor: April Bower

Title of Class: Dusted Dangle: fused dust & tube set pendant in Argentium silver

Date of Class: January 27, 2023

Time: 8:30 am until 5:00 pm

Level : intermediate: must be comfortable with a torch & saw

Type: combination of project and technique

Kit Fee: $60 (payable to instructor at class time) * may need adjustment due to metals price change

Kit Includes

18g Argentium sheet for pendant,

 Argentium wires for dangle and bail edge

 Argentium Tube for 5mm stone

 5mm CZ

can for dust

consumables (fuel, solder, flux, patina, binding wire, drills burs etc) and use of tools and equipment to create a studio where there is none.

Instructor will have the following for use in class


soldering stations




scratch brush

rolling mill,

polishing lathe,

flex shaft for stone setting or clean up.

drill press, drills, step drill

belt sander

5mm burs for setting

tube setting punches


Student Supply List

safety glasses,

optivisor or magnification,

bench pin & clamp

Saw & blades (3/0 or close)

Vise grip pliers, any size

side cutters

half round 6″ file with handle

Sanding sticks for clean up of edges

Optional Supply List

*Bring your own 1- 1.5mm snake or thin rolo chain to hang your pendant on

Bring so you don’t have to share

Bench block

very coarse file for silver dust

bending pliers or Whammer swage block

dividers, scribe

burnisher, curved tip preferred,

planishing hammer

Dremel or like and your favorite rubber / silicone clean up wheels

Your usual hand tools: ruler, pliers, sharpie  etc

Work light and extension cord

Additional Class Comments

 I will have a few of all needed tools to share for those who cannot bring them.

Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com

Instructor Website: AprilBower.com



Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address mailto:info@sjjewelrysupply.com
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!